SU+J hard recovery failure

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Thu Mar 28 00:36:22 UTC 2013

On 27/03/2013, at 18:43, David Demelier <demelier.david at> wrote:
> Yesterday I had a panic on my laptop. Unfortunately the SU+J was not
> able to recovery the file system, the error was something like :
> Unknown error: Help!
> Could not find directory 9854215
> And it went to the single user mode, I needed to fsck_ufs manually to
> recover the disk. What afraid me is what if happens on a headless
> machine? It will be hard to recover.

For headless remote systems I use fsck_y_enable="YES".

In my experience 'fsck -y' almost invariably recovers the disk to a point where it can boot and then I can login remotely.

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